OMS completes pipe contract at Barzan project
Engineers deployed to ensure pipes were suitable for use
Optical Metrology Services (OMS) has completed a pipe measurement survey and pipe fit-up project for RasGas.
OMS was contracted by RasGas and its pipeline contractor to perform an onshore pipe end dimensioning survey of more than 2,000 pipe ends destined for use on the Barzan Gas Project offshore from Qatar.
Two OMS engineers were deployed to the pipe-coating yard in Ras Al Khaimai, UAE, to measure the pipes.
Overnight, the data was processed and the pipes were sequenced by the software, so that the most closely matched ends could be brought together for welding.
This information was sent back to OMS engineers at the coating yard, who then managed the process of physically locating the correct pipe ends in the yard,
OMS also managed the loading of these pipes onto the pipelay barge in the planned sequence.
"Overseeing this process was absolutely key to the success of the project,” Hugh Davies, client solutions director, said.
“This rapid turnaround – measuring batches of pipes during the day, followed by overnight processing and sequencing of the measurement data – prevented production delays due to mismatched pipes, leaving a very happy customer.”